Series: Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #1
Author: Ransom Riggs
Pages: 382 pages
Publisher: Quirk books
We cling to our fairy tales until the price for believing in them becomes too high.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children tells the story of Jacob. Jacob's grandfather always told stories about him and his friends on a Welsh island. His friends are not ordinary people, they have special abilities. Jacob has a hard time believing everything his grandfather's saying, until he sees it with his own eyes when he's on the island.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children starts really slow. In my opinion Ransom Riggs could've deleted some pages and made it shorter. You have to read more or less 100 pages until somethings interesting happens. And even after he found Miss Peregrine and the peculiar children, it's still slow and not that interesting. And when you reached the end, it was all rushed. I think the graphic novel is a bit better, because you don't have to read 100 pages until it finally gets interesting.
I hope Hollow City will be more interesting and not as slow as Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. I'm also looking forward to see the movie.